CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2020M vs 3110M among laptop CPUs (over 15W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Pentium 2020M

Reasons to consider the
Intel Pentium 2020M

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Newer Sep, 2012 vs Jun, 2012 Release date 3 months later
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Better turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 10% better turbo clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i3 3110M

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More l3 cache 3 MB vs 2 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 90 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 3,856 vs 3,156 More than 20% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score 7.25 mPixels/s vs 2.77 mPixels/s More than 2.5x better CompuBench 1.5 face detection score
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 2,988 vs 2,449 More than 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 3,982 vs 3,289 More than 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentium 2020M vs Core i3 3110M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2020M
3.24 mHash/s
Core i3 3110M
6.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Pentium 2020M
2.77 mPixels/s
Core i3 3110M
7.25 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Pentium 2020M
0.3 fps
Core i3 3110M
0.79 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Pentium 2020M
125,700 MB/s
Core i3 3110M
125,500 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 3110M 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
rPGA 988B

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 35W 35W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 8.43 $/year
Performance per watt 3.6 pt/W 4.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Pentium 2020M  vs
Core i3 3110M 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 2 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 2 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 24
Operating temperature Unknown - 90°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.4 GHz 2.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.4 GHz 2.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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